Mes­sages In me­mory of Mon­signor Richard Al­bert

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MON­SIGNOR RICHARD Al­bert is often described as ‘big­ger than life’ and he re­mains a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure in death as he was in life. How­ever, his con­tri­bu­tion to the apos­to­late of char­ity is un­mis­tak­ably pro­found and re­mains an in­valu­able le­gacy, not to be for­got­ten, of so­cial in­ter­ven­tion mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of so many per­sons in our nation.

His vi­sion for es­tab­lish­ing the St Pa­trick’s Foun­da­tion and The Stella Maris Foun­da­tion was rooted in his com­mit­ment to pro­mote in prac­ti­cal ways the dig­nity of the per­son, a fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ple of Catholic so­cial teach­ing.

As the an­niver­sary of Mon­signor Al­bert’s pass­ing is com­mem­o­rated, may all per­sons of good­will con­tinue sup­port­ing the good work that he be­gun, so that many more of our nation’s chil­dren can find the nec­es­sary sup­port for their per­sonal en­hance­ment. In this way, we will en­sure the equip­ping of more per­sons who can con­trib­ute to the ad­vance­ment of our nation, while pro­vid­ing for them­selves and for their fam­ily’s well-be­ing.

Eter­nal rest grant on to Mon­signor Al­bert, O Mer­ci­ful Lord! And let per­pet­ual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in your peace! MOST REV KEN­NETH D. RICHARDS, DD Arch­bishop of Kingston


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